21.4542, Jobs: Various Langs & Fields: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communication

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Subject: 21.4542, Jobs: Various Langs & Fields: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communication

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Date: 09-Nov-2010
From: LM Linguistics [lm.linguistics at nuance.com]
Subject: Danish; Finnish; Greek; Hebrew; Hungarian; Icelandic; Vietnamese; Norwegian, Bokmål; Polish; Romanian; Thai; Turkish; Urdu; Indonesian & Danish; Finnish; Greek; Hebrew; Hungarian; Icelandic; Vietnamese; Norwegian, Bokmål; Polish; Romanian; Thai; Turkish; Urdu; Indonesian & Computational Linguistics, Lexicography, Text/corpus Linguistics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications Inc.
 

	
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Date: Fri, 12 Nov 2010 14:14:23
From: LM Linguistics [lm.linguistics at nuance.com]
Subject: Danish; Finnish; Greek; Hebrew; Hungarian; Icelandic; Vietnamese; Norwegian, Bokmål; Polish; Romanian; Thai; Turkish; Urdu; Indonesian & Danish; Finnish; Greek; Hebrew; Hungarian; Icelandic; Vietnamese; Norwegian, Bokmål; Polish; Romanian; Thai; Turkish; Urdu; Indonesian & Computational Linguistics, Lexicography, Text/corpus Linguistics: Linguistic Engineer, Nuance Communications Inc.

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University or Organization: Nuance Communications Inc. 
Department: Language Modeling
Web Address: http://www.nuance.com
Job Rank: Linguistic Engineer  

Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Text/Corpus Linguistics 

Required Language(s): Danish (dan)
                      Finnish (fin) 
                      Greek (ell) 
                      Hebrew (heb) 
                      Hungarian (hun) 
                      Icelandic (isl) 
                      Indonesian (ind) 
                      Norwegian, Bokmål (nob) 
                      Polish (pol) 
                      Romanian (ron) 
                      Thai (tha) 
                      Turkish (tur) 
                      Urdu (urd) 
                      Vietnamese (vie) 

Description:

Nuance Communications, Inc., a world-wide leader in speech technology, is
seeking a full-time linguist contractor to support expansion of its mobile
search and messaging products into new language markets.

Candidates for this position should be located either in North America or
in Europe.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES 
- Evaluating design and quality of pronunciation dictionaries
- Identifying new entries for general and specialized dictionaries 
- Correcting existing dictionary entries 
- Phonetic transcription 
- Serving as a language expert resource for engineers and researchers 
- Managing language consultant contractors


LANGUAGE SKILL REQUIREMENTS

1. English: native or near-native skill

2. Native skill in at least one language from the following list: 

Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Hungarian, Indonesian, Polish, Czech, Slovak,
Slovenian, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Galician, Catalan,
Basque, Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian, Icelandic, Malay, Ukrainian,
(Modern) Greek, Turkish, Farsi, Thai, Hebrew, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Urdu.

3. A high degree of proficiency in at least one additional language from
the above list.  The second language should come from a different family
than the first.  Additionally, if the first language is Romance, the second
may not be Germanic (and vice-versa).

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
- A post-graduate degree in linguistics
- Experience with phonetic transcription and the International Phonetic
Alphabet
- Ability to work independently 
- Basic knowledge of Unix/Linux (navigating directory structures, copying
files, etc.)
- Familiarity with a text editor (e.g. emacs or vi) 
- Ability to program in a scripting language (e.g. Perl or Python)

HELPFUL SKILLS 
- Team leadership and/or management experience


Application Deadline: 20-Nov-2010 
	  
Email Address for Applications: lm.linguistics at nuance.com 
Contact Information:
	LM Linguistics 
	Email: lm.linguistics at nuance.com 



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